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Burma’s Than Shwe ’remains senior general’

Aug 31, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Burma’s top leader, Than Shwe, has made an announcement in state media that seems to dispel rumours he stepped down in a military reshuffle four days ago. A message of congratulations from him to Malaysia’s king was carried by all three state-run newspapers. The item called him "senior general" and named him as Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council. Continue reading the main story It appeared to quash suggestions he had stepped down to run as a civilian in the 7 November general election.   Read more:www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11137293